Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Kara Sev / Spicy Sev / Diwali Snacks Recipe

Kara Sev is the most popular evening snack which can be made in a jiffy. After preparing Shankarpali/ Sweet Diamond cuts biscuits, I wanted to prepare something spicy for this Diwali which is super easy and quick to make. Thought of preparing this and gathered all the ingredients required and within minutes I was in the kitchen preparing this hearing the commentary of India vs Australia finals match and my little one sitting next to me watching me do this and munching some in between. :)
Kara/ Spicy Sev
You will find this Kara Sev in shops with a soft texture too. Today I am posting the recipe of Kara Sev which is crispy and yummy. 


Besan - 2 and 1/2 cup

Rice flour - 1 cup

Oil/ ghee - 3 tsp

Salt to taste

Red Chilli powder - 2 tsp

Oil for deep frying

Kara/ Spicy Sev


1.Take all the ingredients mentioned above in a mixing bowl except oil for deep frying and mix all together by adding water little by little to form a soft dough. Don't make the dough stiff as it will be difficult to press in a murukku/ chakkali presser.

2. Grease the chakkali presser and fill it with this prepared dough. 

3.Once the oil is hot enough, press the presser in circles dropping the dough into noodles shapes in hot oil.  Turn it over and cook on both sides evenly. Fry it in  a medium flame till it turns golden brown and crisp. Remove it from oil and place it on a tissue paper. 

4. Store it in an air tight container when its cooled completely.

Kara/ Spicy Sev

Notes: Sprinkle little water and knead it again if you find the dough too dry and difficult to press.

Murukku/ Chakkali presser comes with different hole plates. You can choose any one you like. I used the thin one here.